Communications services companies declined as traders fled high-risk sectors.
The relentless increase in Treasury yields has made the lower risk bonds an attractive alternative to the stock market, said Eric Marshall, president of mutual-fund firm Hodges Capital.
Brett Favre's satellite-radio show on Sirius XM Holdings is on hold, the broadcasting company said. The former NFL star has been the subject of allegations that he misused federal funds.
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